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Conference Presentations

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Keynote Address: Bill Read - National Hurricane Center

1. Hurricane Ike - Lessons Learned
Ed Emmett, Harris County Office of Emergency Management
Bill Wheeler, Harris County Office of Emergency Management
Gene Norman, KHOU TV
Gordon Wells, University of Texas
Alan Clark, Houston-Galveston Area Council
Michael Turco, USGS

Keynote Address: Brian Wolshon - Louisiana State University

2A. Flood Inundation Zones and Floodplains

Andrew Yung, Dodson& Associates, Inc.

Chandra Pathak, South Florida Water Management District
ChiChung Chang, URS Corporation

2B. Disaster-induced risk assessment of infrastructures
Jamie Padgett, Rice University
Leonardo Dueñas-Osorio, Rice University
Yue Li, Michigan Technological University
Annie Ding and Melvin Spinks, CivilTech Engineering

3A. Flood Prediction and Flood Warning Systems
Phil Bedient, Rice University
Jude Benavides, UT Brownsville
Jean Vieux, Vieux & Associates
Ross Gordon, AECOM
David Schwertz, National Weather Service

3B. Planning for Disasters and Evacuation
Jeff Taebel, Houston-Galveston Area Council
Kelli Newman, Newman & Newman
Carol Lewis, Texas Southern University
Kelly Krenz, AECOM
Eric Loucks, AECOM

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Keynote Address: Sam Brody - Texas A&M University

4A. Advanced Technologies for Flood and Severe Storm Prediction
Baxter Vieux, University of Oklahoma
Francisco Olivera, Texas A&M University
Mark Chambers, Impact Weather, Inc.

4B. Communication Applications during Severe Storms
Jeff Lindner, Harris County Flood Control District
David Maidment, University of Texas
Jill Hasling, Weather Research Center/ Weather Museum

5A. Impacts of Severe Storms on Water Quality & Health
Hanadi Rifai, University of Houston
Edward Close, Close Environmental
Marilyn Christian, HCPID

5B. Educational & Social Dimension of Disasters
Jim Granato, University of Houston
Rick Wilson, Rice University
Himanshu Grover, Texas A&M University

6. Katrina Response and Recovery
John Pardue, Louisiana State University
Marc Levitan, Louisiana State University
Carol Friedland, Louisiana State University
Ayman Okeil, Louisiana State University

7A. Coastal Surge Modeling
Clint Dawson, University of Texas
Jay Ratcliff, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
John Atkinson, Arcadis
Philippe Tissot, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

7B. Impacts of Severe Storms on Industries
Jim Pruett, Spectra Energy
Gary Ellison, Texas Medical Center
Lori Upton, TX Children's Hospital
Doug Havron, Regional Hospital Prepareness Council

Keynote Address: Michael Savonis, Federal Highway Administration

Friday, October 31, 2008

Keynote Address: John Anderson - Rice University

8. Climate Change Impacts on the Gulf Coast
James Gibeaut, Hart Institute, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Abby Sallenger, United States Geological Survey
Ashley Frey, Texas A&M University
Clinton Willson, Louisiana State University

9. Sea-level Rise in the Gulf Coast: Past, Present & Future
Davin Wallace, Rice University
Benjamin Horton, University of Pennsylvania
Jon Woodruff, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Tor Tornqvist, Tulane University

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